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CrimeNorwalk Police issue warning after 8 overdoses, 5 deaths in past week

23:06  05 september  2019
23:06  05 september  2019 Source:   fox61.com

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NORWALK — Police are reminding residents after a series of overdoses and deaths that the first call in a medical emergency should be to 911.

Norwalk Police issue warning after 8 overdoses, 5 deaths in past week© WTIC-TV/TNS

Police said since August 28 they have responded to eight overdose emergencies, five of which have resulted in deaths. Norwalk Detectives are investigating these incidents.

Police said in a statement, “We want to remind the public of the dangers of opioid abuse. Opioid overdose is often characterized by a decrease in breathing rate which if not quickly addressed leads to death. This a true medical emergency and 911 should be your first call. We encourage people to visit the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services website at https://www.ct.gov/dmhas/cwp/view.asp?a=2902&q=335208&dmhasNav=5/8 for information on opioid programs, Narcan training and treatment.”

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